A QUANTITATIVE, CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY TO MEASURE AORTA SACRAL PROMONTORY DISTANCE AMONG FEMALES REFERRED FOR CONTRAST ENHANCED CT ABDOMEN
Keywords:aorta sacral promontory distance, pelvic organ prolapse, sacral colpopexy.
Aim: This study was carried out to measure the aorta sacral promontory distance among the females referred for contrast enhanced CT abdomen in a tertiary hospital.
Material and methods: A quantitative, cross-sectional study was conducted in the Department of radiology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Science, Patna, Bihar, India from December 2019 to October 2020.Total of 140 patients who underwent Contrast Enhanced CT abdomen. The age, height and weight of the patients were noted. In this study, aorta sacral promontory distance was determined.
Results: The mean age was found to be 51.37 years, mean APT distance 4.61±0.80 cm and mean BMI 24.88. Increased in age was correlated with decrease in APT distance but there was no correlation between BMI and APT distance. According to this study, APT distance was decreased in elderly female patients but no significant change in BMI and APT. Conclusion: we conclude that the age increased, APT distance decreased and there was no significant change in relation to BMI. Therefore, during sacral colpopexy, the surgeon should be careful and consider the aorta sacral promontory distance in the elder female patients while performing dissection.
Keywords: aorta sacral promontory distance, pelvic organ prolapse, sacral colpopexy.
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